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Robin Williams thanks wife for peaceful divorce

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Washington (ANI): American actor and comedian Robin Williams has thanked his estranged wife Marsha, for not turning their divorce battle into a messy and expensive affair.

Williams and Marsha had filed for divorce in March 08, citing irreconcilable differences, and the two have decided to keep it clean for their kids' sake. The actor went public with his thoughts about the upcoming divorce battle and has spoken about it on the Ellen DeGeneres' U.S. TV talk show on Tuesday (06 May 08).

"I'm lucky... with someone like Marsha, and we have amazing kids and it's not a slash and burn," Contactmusic quoted Williams, as telling DeGeneres. "I think a lot of times divorce can be like circumcision with a weed whacker," he added.

The two have gone so far as to outline their goals and to ink an agreement to remain respectful of each other in the courtroom during their ongoing divorce proceedings, as per court documents filed in San Francisco Superior Court.

"We will strive to be honest, cooperative and respectful as we work in this process to achieve the future well being of our families," the agreement stated. "We commit ourselves to the collaborative law process and agree to seek a positive way to resolve our differences justly and equitably," it said.

Marsha Garces Williams was Williams' nanny and had married her after he divorced his first wife. Their marriage has been on for 19 years and they have two children together.

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